Synopses & Reviews
This Caribbean version of the Cinderella fairy tale is told from the point of view of the fairy godmother, giving the story a fresh take and a new flavor by the tropical locale, the Creole dialect, and full-color scratchboard-and-oil paintings.
You may andlt;iandgt;thinkandlt;/iandgt; you know this story I am going to tell you, but you have not heard it for true. I was there. So I will tell you the truth of it. Here. Now.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Brian Pinkneyandlt;/Bandgt; is one of the most celebrated talents in children's publishing. In his career he has won two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King medal, a andlt;Iandgt;Boston Globe-Horn Bookandlt;/Iandgt; Award, and three Coretta Scott King Honors. For Simon and Schuster he illustrated andlt;Iandgt;The Faithful Friend,andlt;/Iandgt; which won the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor, andlt;Iandgt;Sukey and the Mermaid,andlt;/Iandgt; which won the Coretta Scott King Honor, and andlt;Iandgt;The Adventures of Sparrowboy,andlt;/Iandgt; which won the andlt;Iandgt;Boston Globe-Horn Bookandlt;/Iandgt; Award. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, New York -- which is where this story takes place.